Mike Wallace, the legendary 60 Minutes correspondent, kept to a Tu BiSh’vat diet.
When I was one of his broadcast producers years ago, Wallace prided himself on his intake of nuts and raisins, insisting they were the secret to his longevity and jet-black hair.
Mike, rest his soul, would never have called his regimen “The Tu BiSh’vat Diet,” because he couldn’t have told you what Tu BiSh’vat was (he was a proud Jew without ritual), but he was on to something. Because he lived to 93 and never went gray.
Tu BiSh’vat was dubbed by the rabbis of the Talmud as a Rosh HaShanah (a new year)... Read More